With all this talk about freighter canoes I cannot help but wonder why are they so popular within a select few? I'm not new to the sq stern freighter canoe scene either. I bascially inherited a 16.5' Osagian square stern with an 8 horse outboard years ago. We built a home made trailer and I used that sucker atleast once a week for years. It was my only boat for a long time.
During every trip I always thought a small jon boat would be an upgrade. A small jon would be more stable and plain better. Some might say a canoe, maybe my canoe, is more portable. A 100+ lbs canoe really isn't that portable compared to a light jon.
With all of my experience in my canoe that I hardly ever use anymore I can't help but wonder why buy a freighter canoe with all the other options available on the market?